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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Legends of the Anzacs - Medals of Honour

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of the Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975 partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown

Lettering:
20
AUSTRALIAN ACTIVE SERVICE MEDAL 1945 - 1975
THE AUSTRALIAN ACTIVE SERVICE MEDAL
1945 - 1975

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 14 coin series called "Legends of the Anzacs" in April 2017.
To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating various service medals awarded to Australian Military personnel from the Boer war to the Afghanistan war.  
Ten of the 14 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 25 cent coins. They were issued in a collector  coin card.
This particular 20 cent coin refers to the Australian Active Service medal 1975 - 1975 which was authorised in 1997 and awarded to members of the Australian Defence Force who served on warlike operations between 1945 and 1975. The clasp worn on the ribbon denotes service in Korea and Vietnam, where more than 17,000 and 60,000 Australians served respectively, as well as involvement in operations across Malaya, Thailand and Thai-Malay.

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2017  238,751 3.48 Coin Card

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